July 23rd, 2015
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs ended their Champlain Valley Swim League regular season on a high note on July 16, edging visiting Burlington Country Club, 256-226, in a meet that team organizers said was close throughout.
The Champs’ 11-7 edge in contested relay races provided a decisive 28 points of their overall 30-point margin of victory.
The Champs also received three victories from Leah Croke in 14-and-under girls’ races, two wins from Anna Rakowski in U-12 girls’ races, and two wins from Ethan Croke in U-8 boys’ events.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team on Sunday concluded its 2015 campaign by dropping a doubleheader to visiting Franklin County, but not before a split of a Thursday twin bill at Montpelier gave AC its first victory of the summer.
On Thursday, AC (1-17) dropped the opener to Montpelier, 12-5, before breaking through to win the nightcap, 13-8. Those games were originally scheduled in June.
In response to your July 16, 2015, coverage of mosquito control: State administrative policy governing mosquito control is based on what seems to be a fundamental flaw. On the one hand the state has claimed jurisdiction and authority over “waters of the state,” while on the other hand liabilities issuing from those same waters such as mosquito control have been laid squarely on the shoulders of the locals.
I ponder about core values and wisdom which surrounds how our legislation brings bills into law.
The “steroid” RESET program, which is replacing the Renewables Energies SPEED program now, is law only because of the support of having gun silencers manufactured in Vermont, which has not been done since the Al Capone Days.
“Do what they (corporations) tell you to do!” The voice of a fearful friend.
“I want to stay in a yurt.”
That’s what my wife Deborah told me. The comment did not come out of the blue. Two years ago I went on a research trip to Alaska. It was the summer of the graduation of my oldest son, Thomas, from Saint Michael’s College. So I added a week to the end of my research trip, and took Thomas with me as his graduation present. We backpacked, fished, biked, and saw Dahl’s sheep. We also went on a three-night sea-kayaking trip in Kachemak Bay near Homer, and stayed in a yurt at Right Beach.
Historically, the Vermont Legislature has used the number of full-time equivalent students to determine how much money to appropriate for the University of Vermont and the Vermont State College system. This enrollment-based funding model has been standard practice here and in most states.
That model is being rethought. As of the first of the year, 30 states have decided to move to a performance-based funding system that pegs at least a portion of the allocation to how well the students do, at what costs, and over what period of time.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police issued citations for driving under the influence of alcohol to two people at the same traffic stop in Salisbury this past Saturday night.
On Saturday, July 18, at around 11 p.m. Trooper Eden Neary stopped a motor vehicle driven by Jessica B. Turner, 63, after seeing the vehicle failing to drive to the right on Rogers Road in Salisbury. The trooper screened the Weston resident for DUI after observing signs of impairment.